Hypertext Webster Gateway: "emblematic"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Emblematic \Em`blem*at"ic\, Emblematical \Em`blem*at"ic*al\, a.
[Cf. F. embl['e]matique.]
Pertaining to, containing, or consisting in, an emblem;
symbolic; typically representative; representing as an
emblem; as, emblematic language or ornaments; a crown is
emblematic of royalty; white is emblematic of purity. --
{Em`blem*at"ic*al*ly}, adv.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: serving as a visible symbol for something abstract; "a crown
is emblematic of royalty"; "the spinning wheel was as
symbolic of colonical Massachusetts as the codfish"
[syn: {emblematical}, {symbolic}, {symbolical}]
2: being or serving as an illustration of a type; "the free
discussion that is emblematic of democracy"; "an action
exemplary of his conduct"; [syn: {exemplary}, {typic}]

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